Mathematics in Berlin

Editors: Begehr, H., Koch, H., Kramer, J., Schappacher, N., Thiele, E.-J. (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-0348-8787-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-5943-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This little book is conceived as a service to mathematicians attending the 1998 International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin. It presents a comprehensive, condensed overview of mathematical activity in Berlin, from Leibniz almost to the present day (without, however, including biographies of living mathematicians). Since many towering figures in mathematical history worked in Berlin, most of the chapters of this book are concise biographies. These are held together by a few survey articles presenting the overall development of entire periods of scientific life at Berlin. Overlaps between various chapters and differences in style between the chap­ ters were inevitable, but sometimes this provided opportunities to show different aspects of a single historical event - for instance, the Kronecker-Weierstrass con­ troversy. The book aims at readability rather than scholarly completeness. There are no footnotes, only references to the individual bibliographies of each chapter. Still, we do hope that the texts brought together here, and written by the various authors for this volume, constitute a solid introduction to the history of Berlin mathematics.

Reviews

"Much more than a souvenir booklet; experts provide not only very readable thumbnail sketches of a wide range of topics, but also bibliographies which make this a substantial introduction to further literature."

--Mathematical Reviews


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Mathematics at the Prussian Academy of Sciences 1700–1810

    Knobloch, Eberhard

    Pages 1-8

  • Mathematics in Berlin, 1810–1933

    Rowe, David E.

    Pages 9-26

  • Augustus Leopold Crelle, 1780–1855

    Friedelmeyer, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 27-32

  • Gustav Peter Lejeune Dirichlet

    Koch, Helmut

    Pages 33-39

  • Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi

    Pieper, Herbert

    Pages 41-48

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-0348-8787-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-5943-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics in Berlin
Editors
  • Heinrich Begehr
  • Helmut Koch
  • Jürg Kramer
  • Norbert Schappacher
  • Ernst-Jochen Thiele
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8787-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8787-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5943-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
216
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations
Topics